Reader Comment from Fred Marshall
Reading various accounts of the Ed and Elaine Brown saga in several newspapers, I suspect that most of them were either written for the papers by the PR department of the IRS, or at least edited by them. The slant is just too great to be genuine or unbiased.
What happened in the Brown court is not unlike what happens in hundreds of tax cases tried around the country every day. Pre-trial motions are heard by the judge before the jury is brought in. The judge disallows whatever the prosecutor doesn't want the defense to present, i.e., anything the prosecutor cannot counter.
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